Okay, show of hands, who asked for this? Come on fess up, I know someone wanted a sequel to that bomb.
.....no, no, no, that's an old meme and I'm not doing it.
Okay, the first film was not that great, but it was not a bomb financially. It cost about $300 million if you take into account marketing, and brought in a little over a billion at the box office. Billion. With a b.
I know that sounds insane, but really, it did. See for yourself, Wikipedia has the numbers right there.